Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is now 8:00 am. Every Saturday we meet at North Meade Street Park, a small park northwest of the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Rosslyn. The closest address for mapping purposes is 1300 Arlington Blvd, and street parking is available in the neighborhoods adjacent to N. Meade Street. Be mindful of parking signs, since Arlington County enforces them enthusiastically, and please do not park on Marine Memorial Circle (inside Iwo Jima), because this parking area is for memorial use only. At least one porta-john is available year-round near the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the memorial's water fountain is usually on during the summer.

We run rain or shine! In cases of extreme weather (snow, ice, thunderstorms, heat waves) we do occasionally either change our meeting time or cancel the run, but the run will be held as planned unless otherwise posted via email/twitter/facebook and here on the SLR web page.

All are welcome! We're an informal group, and there are no requirements for speed, racing experience, or what distance means "long" for you, other than the suggested route that most of our group will be running each week. If you don't want to run the same distance or course as the main group, you can go out for half of your own target distance and re-trace your steps back to Iwo Jima. More specific route info and mileage options will be given in the email/post preceding each Saturday's run. SLR always features a run from our extensive Route Catalog, which gives us a wide range of options to keep things fresh for you each week. We have routes that are flat, hilly, looped, out & back, roads, sidewalks, trails, and more, reaching all around the local area of DC, VA, and MD!

For more details about Saturday Long Runs please read our Frequently Asked Questions to get a sense for what it's like to run with us, or send an email to Mike if you have any other questions that are not covered.

We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages for the group, and mid-run beverages during the summer. To help with beverages, please check out the schedule of needs below and email Mike to book your slot. More info on what you need to do as a volunteer (it's easy!) is on our FAQ page. If you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Group Lead Sub
1/19/2019 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Emily R. Jonny P. 
1/26/2019 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop (new route!) Coming Soon Kenneth R. Volunteer Needed!
2/2/2019 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Jonny P.
2/9/2019 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Mike's Expected Return!
2/16/2019 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
2/23/2019 14.5 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/2/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/9/2019  23  Big Loop (With Detour) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/16/2019 16 Mt Vernon - Hains Point T Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/23/2019  20 Custis to W&OD Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/30/2019 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
4/6/2019 10 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  

SLR December 22 - Christmas Tree Run

Hello Saturday Runners!

NOTE: Start time is returning to 8:00 am this week, after a one-time early start last week.

This week's route is SLR's annual Christmas Tree Run (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), which will take you past a number of DC's largest decorated trees! The mapped route is 10 miles, but if you'd like to make it 12 to fit the Marathon Training Program's scheduled mileage this week, you can add on to make it up. Any number of additions will work, but I'd recommend taking a left on E Capitol St when you're heading south on 1st St NE, and running out and back to Lincoln Park before resuming the mapped route, to get a total distance of 12 miles.

Thank you Steve Kuhn for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We will need more volunteers in January and beyond, so please let me know when you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Nominations for 2018 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2019) will be accepted until January 6, 2019. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. Self-nominations are allowed. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of your SLR buddies!

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR December 15 - EARLY START 7:00 AM - MBT Catholic

Hello Saturday Runners!

NOTICE: EARLY START TIME - This week only on December 15, we will be meeting at 7:00 am rather than 8:00 am, to hopefully reduce conflicting congestion with Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery. Next week will return to our regularly scheduled time.

This week's route is the 14 mile MBT Catholic loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), run in reverse. To follow the route in reverse, start out by crossing the Key Bridge into Georgetown, take the C&O Canal over to Rock Creek, head north toward Calvert, and mirror the remaining directions from there. If you're loading the GPS file into your watch for navigation, I know that at least Garmin models will have an option to "Do Course in Reverse" when you select the course and start navigation. Running this route in reverse will give you a chance to preview the toughest uphill on the Rock n Roll DC marathon course, leaving you with more race-day confidence in what's ahead. If you'd like to go for less than 14 miles, probably the easiest way to do this is run out & back on the Rock Creek Park trail (and maybe run up the Calvert hill too if you're feeling up for a challenge).

Thank you Steve Kuhn for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We are now in need of post-run drink volunteers after next week, so please let me know if you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Nominations for 2018 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2019) will be accepted until January 6, 2019. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. Self-nominations are allowed. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of your SLR buddies!

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR December 8 - Pentagon Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week is the 12 mile loop to Pentagon Army Navy (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to add more distance, you can easily do so on the Mt. Vernon Trail, Custis Trail, or Roosevelt Island. For a slightly shorter run, you can cut about 1 mile by returning directly from Memorial Bridge to Iwo Jima rather than via Rosslyln.

Thank you James Sledge for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We are now in need of post-run drink volunteers after this week, and post-run drinks will not resume until the next volunteer steps up, so please get in touch with me if you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Nominations for 2018 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2019) will be accepted until January 6, 2019. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. Self-nominations are allowed. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of your SLR buddies!

Happy running,

Mike

 

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